Free Spirit

Free Spirit

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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Inspired by Little Hermaid's Chocolate Cosmos. Thank you poet for both your lovely poem and the inspiration.

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attempt to cage a free spirit
it will surely defy you
some refuse to be grounded
however diligently you try

fall in love with one of these
it's you who will sink to your knees
be prepared for i have spoken
broken hearts are a token left
in the wake of one born with the
gift of flight

the only home they know
is in the realms of a never 
ending sky at night where they
wander at their own cosmic pace
in their own time and in the vastness
of their own space

the kindest gift on them you can
bestow, is to break the silken
threads of dreams, detach
release, its over, let them slip
away, let them go

© 2020 Christine Anne Shaw


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My large childhood family, traditional & buttoned-up, used to call me "free spirit" becuz I didn't go in for their conventional ways. I was transported by your words to that mindset of being utterly free from fretting over whatever others might expect. It's only gotten more pronounced over the years for me! Thanks for painting it with all the intensity of how it feels to live this way (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you Margie. Pleased you connected with these words. You can't keep a free spirit under lock an.. read more



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The last stanza says it all, the free spirits break other peoples hearts unknowingly

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you dear Cassie. I do believe you are right. Appreciate you checking in.

Chris
I agree dear Chris. I knew a few free spirits in my life. Can befriend, but they love the free road and wall-less life. A wonderful poem shared and thank you for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

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Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

Hello dear Chris. I am semi-retired now. Working three days a week. Time for me to write and read. H.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Pleased you have more time for reading and writing. Too much work isn't a good thing. Doesn't bode w.. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

Thank you dear Chris.
When they gotta fly, they gottafly and no amount of trill will keep them planted to the ground.
Sometimes it even leaves us with wonder, that grows into seeing what all the fuss is about and heading up and onward in the opposite direction. And once we get used to not looking down and somersaulting tum, the exhileration kicks in and we are converted, only landing to feed and laugh at all those tall, featherless creatures who trudge along the ground like gravity defeated them.
Just be careful Chris. Look where you're going and dont smile down too smugly at all the walkers. My face has never been the same since it met that steeple while speeding 😀

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Ha ha Lorry. Sage advice from you on the techniques of flying. Ouch that steeple. You can fly, but s.. read more
Let the free spirits go? No, I say go with them! follow the dreams and add to them. It is not easy living with a free spirit, but it is always an adventure. "the realms of a never ending sky at night where they
wander at their own cosmic pace in their own time and in the vastness of their own space" Beautifully written, Chris! Lydi**

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Lydi** for your lovely response. Pleased you enjoyed this poem.

Chris
Freedom to fly is why they wing their way back...
with a little sack of treasures... a pebble from the sea...
a cracked blue shell that fell when a Nightingale sang;
a falling Star that was wished upon.. all these gifts waiting for you.
truly, Pat

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Such a beautiful, tender response Pat. Your words are sheer poetry. Take good care of you my friend... read more
The never ending
nomads roaming free
yet where ever they hang
their hat they call home
then g one again..freedom
is everything to a free spirit

a nice write up here Chris
much enjoyed


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Fran Marie. Pleased you Enjoyed the read. All the best.

Chris
Well, I just knew you knew what I was talking about. "Fall in love with one of these it's you who will sink to your knees" sums it up perfectly. Lovely poem, Chris and I'm glad I could be of inspiration.

Posted 2 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Little Hermaid for the visit, but especially for the inspiration.

Chris


throughout my entire life ... to date that is, there is nothing so exhilarating as being enabled to feel free... this is one helluva liberating write my friend and sure to appeal to all those old hippies out there and an awful lot of young uns too :)


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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you Neville for this lovely review. Freedom is everything for those who are caged, and there a.. read more
My large childhood family, traditional & buttoned-up, used to call me "free spirit" becuz I didn't go in for their conventional ways. I was transported by your words to that mindset of being utterly free from fretting over whatever others might expect. It's only gotten more pronounced over the years for me! Thanks for painting it with all the intensity of how it feels to live this way (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you Margie. Pleased you connected with these words. You can't keep a free spirit under lock an.. read more
if you love something let it go...as they say.
better to fly free next to someone...not holding them within a net.
such a smart poem, Chris.
j.

Posted 2 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

And such a smart answer Jacob from you. Thank you for your wonderful insights. You can't cling to a .. read more

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Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for two years now, content to be in the company of like minded souls who love poetry. There are many talented poets on this forum. Have been reading poetry most of my life,.. more..

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